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November 5, 2021

Greater Chicago Legal Clinic Honors King & Spalding for Pro Bono and Community Involvement Efforts

CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2021 — The Greater Chicago Legal Clinic named King & Spalding its 2021 Charles J. O' Laughlin Memorial Award recipient at its A Justice Social fundraising and recognition event on November 4. The award honors a law firm or corporate legal department that engages in extensive community involvement, volunteerism, or pro bono service.

The GCLC recognized King & Spalding for its “exceptional commitment to providing pro bono legal services to members of marginalized communities in Chicago and across Illinois.” Specifically, the GCLC noted the firm’s leadership of a trial team that won an unprecedented victory for all transgender prisoners in Illinois, its successful representation of a former Illinois inmate in a civil action seeking damages relating to his confinement, and numerous other pro bono matters representing immigrants, capital defendants, and individuals covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as “Dreamers.”

Founded in 1981, the Greater Chicago Legal Clinic provides affordable, high-quality legal services for the most underserved populations in the Chicagoland community.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at


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